AWOWA : A Week of WA #109:06:00
There really is a song lyric for every occasion isn't there? Speaking of holidays, how was your Easter? Awesome I bet.
Too many holidays are passing, including this ANZAC Day long weekend and I still haven't even posted up the pics from when we went to WA last month. Slack I know, but this week is the week for all the nostalgia and for the 'journal' reflective part of the blog that one day will be a minefield of memories for the kids and I.
I thought id post 10-20 pics a day for five days with a running commentary. Plenty I reckon. If its not your things and if you don't want to see a 20 week pregnant chick in her bathers, then maybe you should come back here next week.
No, no, no please stay. Pretty please, and have a squizz at my lovely family and all the wonderful stuff and things we saw. I did not get in a single pic in my kini's, I promise! Here goes...
The very first photo I did snap was of a seagull of all things. What a holiday! Though looking at that seagull. Beautiful!! ha ha. We were down at Rockingham staying with mums sister and she only lives three streets back from this beautiful beach. The water was so was clear, beautifully blue and the sand on these beaches is as white as white. It was a bit chilly this particular morning down by the water, but as you will see in the next few pics, the kids had a lovely time. Apparently my Aunty comes down here all the time for walks and a swim and says that there is never anyone down there. I thought it was so beautiful, and with all the perfect weather that people in these parts get to experience aaaaaallll the time, you have to wonder why? Spoilt!!
I said to myself that I would make an effort to be in heaps of photos with the kids as I usually am on the other side of the camera. This was one of a few with the cherubs at the beach. I felt so huge at the time, but now 7-8 weeks later looking at that pic I don't even look pregnant!! ha ha.
The next few are from our visit to Penguin Island. We got the ferry out to the island and decided to go on the 45 minute boat cruise around the island. Definelety long enough to see the sights. The boat ride and the seals were the highlight and according to the guide this particular morning, we got a real show from the seals as they are usually layabouts and do nothing at all. They must have known we were coming! Once again, the beautiful suburban beaches of Rockingham.
If you are ever in Fremantle, then I highly recommend a visit to the Fremantle Prison. How it stood at completion over 100 years ago is pretty much how it looks today and it is unreal, and unfathomable that it was still in operation until 1991. The only things that really were updated significantly in the place was a sewerage system and the inclusion of electricity and they only just put shade shelters up in the yards in the early 60's. It really was a sight to see. We had a great guide to tell us all the stories and happenings of the prison and one of these was about this particular exercise yard. See those numbers lining the wall?
Prisoners summoned to this exercise yard were real baaaaad and for the hour a day they got to be out of their cells they had to walk back and forth between the walls and touch their particular number on each side. You can't really see but but I can tell you there is no number 6 or 16. Apparently they had a bit of hoodoo in this prison and anything with number 6 was bad luck (cos being in prison isn't) as it resembles the hangman's noose. The guide told us there were no number 6's for any of the cell numbers in the entire prison.
Thats Cam and I in one of the solitary confinement cells.
Can you imagine walking out of here into the bright light outside, which is also reflected off the white sandstone walls outside after a stint in there. It was bad enough just after 5 minutes.
What a place!
I would have to say Sculptures By the Sea at Cottesloe Beach was one of my favourite things we did on the holiday. I loved the beach, I loved the art, I love how my pics turned out and I loved the biggest goon bag I have ever seen.
The pic below is me trying to be all creative and fancy and I snapped it at Cheeky Monkey Breweries. I love Hugh's hat!
This is a lovely pic of my sister Cecilia (Hi Cec!) who currently lives in Fremantle. It was great to see her and her fiancé James and to see where they live, work and play. Cec took a few days off and ventured down to Margaret River with us which was lots of fun and an extra helper with the kids never goes astray. I have to laugh at Edie though. A perfectly good pic, 'cept for the snot in true Edie, 18month old, having way too much fun style.
Thats a wrap for Day 1. See you tomorrow for more holiday and family delights.
It was St Pats day when we were at Cottesloe Beach. Do you reckon that goon bag was full of Guiness? he he
Been to the Fremantle Prison? What did you think?
Thanks for visiting today